Title: Rarity from the hollow
Author: Robert Eggleton
Publisher: Dog Horn
Genre: Adult fiction, child abuse
Review copy provided by the author, Thank you!
“Complaining is like sitting in a rocking chair.
You can get lots of motion, but you ain’t going anywhere.”
Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in The Hollow isn’t great. But Lacy has one advantage — she’s been befriended by a semi-organic, semi-robot who works with her to cure her parents. He wants something in exchange, though. It’s up to her to save the Universe.
Will Lacy Dawn’s predisposition, education, and magic be enough for her to save the Universe, Earth, and, most importantly, protect her own family?
Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire. It is a children’s story for adults, not for the prudish, faint of heart, or easily offended.
What I think of it
This is definitely an adults book, it has explicit sexual scenes and child abuse (sexual also). This is normally not a book I would pick up as I have been abused as a child as well and I try to avoid books/films that has anything to do with it. But when the author messaged me with a review request of his book and hearing the whole meaning behind this book, I couldn’t say no.
So I’ve read it once.. correction, I’ve read it twice.
I enjoyed the book so much that a few months after reading it I just picked it up again. I must say it’s a hard one to read, some scenes are really explicit and it reminded me of stuff in the past but somehow it also made me feel less alone. It made me realize that there are so many children in this world getting abused, going through the stuff I have been through.
The first time I read it, it took me a while to get into it. The first few chapters are quite confusing and you don’t really know what’s happening but the more you get into it the better it gets. The fact that there’s sci-fi/fantasy in it (such as genderless alien DotCom) kinda makes the book easier to read, less heavy on some moments.
I wasn’t sure what rating I should give this book, as much as I wanted to give it 5 stars I didn’t as to me it was still really heavy and hard to read on some moments as it took me right back to my past.
I want to thank the author for sending me a copy of his book. I highly recommend this book to anyone who’s 18+ but do keep in mind it’s a very heavy book to read yet so worth it.
Half of author proceeds are donated to the prevention of child maltreatment. http://www.childhswv.org/